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Email: libo’at’


I did two years post graduate scientist (post-doc) at the
Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences (IMAGe), at
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, CO before I moved to Purdue in 2008. I moved to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2013, and now I am a Marjorie Roberts Professor. I  previously held a Richard and Margaret Romano Professorial Scholar, an Office of Risk Management & Insurance Research (ORMIR) Faculty Scholar, and a Data Science Founder Professorial Scholar.

Research Interests:

  • Methods
    • Univariate and multivariate spatio-temporal data modeling
    • Bayesian hierarchical modeling
    • Functional data methods
    • Copula
    • Spatial extremes
  • Applications
    • Paleoclimate reconstruction
    • Large data analysis in climatology, atmospheric and environmental science
    • Public health such as HIV, vector-born disease, and heat wave related human morbidity
    • Time series data analysis

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